LINGUIST List 30.1043

Wed Mar 06 2019

Calls: General Linguistics/Malaysia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 04-Mar-2019
From: Shangeetha Rajah Kumaran <>
Subject: 7th University of Malaya Discourse and Society Conference
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Full Title: 7th University of Malaya Discourse and Society Conference
Short Title: UMDS 2019

Date: 01-Aug-2019 - 02-Aug-2019
Location: Subang, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact Person: David Yoong
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

UMDS2019's theme, ''Discourse, Society and Interaction'', aims to bring about fresh new insights into the ways we can understand communicative data of everyday interaction, and it aims to offer solutions to language, linguistic and communicative problems. ''Discourse, Society and Interaction'' covers various areas of language research of meaningful data that comes from social and discourse engagements, such as in the home, at the workplace, in schools, and other social gatherings. Scholars in this conference will use novel and established frameworks of analyses to present enriching insightful analyses. Because UMDS2019 is a congregation of expert scholars who specialise in analysis of discourse, society and interaction. One should also expect interesting engagements of debates and conversations into methodologies of research designs, analytical frameworks, and research findings.

Featured Speakers:

Professor Dr. Richard Fitzgerald (University of Macau)
Associate Professor Dr. Michele Lazar (National University of Singapore)
Dr. John Knox (Macquarie University)
Dr. Surinderpal Kaur A/p Chanan Singh (University of Malaya)


Preconference Workshops
Venue: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics

Venue: Holiday Villa Hotel & Conference Centre, Subang, Selangor

Conference Fees:

Oral Presenter:
Malaysian :

Malaysian students (including non-Malaysian studying in Malaysia):
RM500 (with proof of student status)
International Students:
USD170RM700* (with proof of student status)

Poster Presenter/Conference Participant (non-presenter):
Malaysian :

Malaysian students (including non-Malaysian studying in Malaysia):
International Students:

Pre-Conference Workshop Fees:


Conference Dinner:

For information or any question regarding abstract submission, registration, and participation, please contact the UMDS 2019 Secretariat:
Alternatively, you may email Dr David Yoong (Conference Convener):

Call for Papers:

UMDS2019 welcomes research abstracts that focus on analysis of discourse, society and interaction in areas, such as the following:

- Visual communication and discourse
- Linguistics landscapes
- Language and power
- Digital media and discourse
- Gendered discourse

It is crucial to note that we screen abstracts in terms of their appropriate style, language precision (lack of grammatical issues), cohesion and comprehensibility.

Abstracts should have the following:

- Introduction - State the issues, problem statements, the 'whys' this research was carried out, research trajectories (aims/questions)
- Methods - State the research design type, data types, data collection methods and analytical framework
- Findings/expectations - State the findings you want to share
- Keywords - State a maximum of five (5) words/phrases that are associated with your research theme

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 April 2019

In order to submit your abstract, you need to register online:

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